Walter van HattumHead of Trade of the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao

Mr. van Hattum has served as head of the trade section of the EU office to Hong Kong and Macao since January 2021. He has previously worked for the International Labour Organisation, European Humanitarian Aid Department, European Commission in Thailand, and other Trade Sections of European Delegations in the APAC region. He has experience engaging government and civil society on free trade agreements, a trade and values agenda and increasing market access, as well as leveraging EU trade to improve labour, human rights and environmental standards in EU trading partners.

Walter van Hattum holds an M.A. in Political Economy of Development from Radboud University Nijmegen and the University of Sussex, and an MBA from Heriot Watt (Edinburgh).